Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Halfpenny (Second Coinage, Waterford Mint / Marcus)


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Date: c. 1190-99

Prince John, as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199), Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), group Ib (1190-98), smaller diameter flan, Waterford Mint, Moneyer Marcus, facing diademed head, legend surrounding, rev voided cross potent within inner circle, annulets in angles, legend surrounding, 0.65g (Withers type I, Marcus 2a; D.F. 40A; S.6208). Cleaned, weak in parts, very fine for issue and rare

Description:

Prince John, as Lord of Ireland (1172-1199), Halfpenny, second coinage (1190-99), group Ib (1190-98), smaller diameter flan, Waterford Mint, Moneyer Marcus, 0.65g (Withers type I, Marcus 2a; D.F. 40A; S.6208).

  • Very fine for issue (VF)
  • Cleaned, weak in parts
  • Rare

Obverse:

  • Facing diademed head, legend surrounding
  • IOHANNES DOM
    • Translates as “John Dominus”

Reverse:

  • Voided cross potent within inner circle, annulets in angles, legend surrounding
  • MARC ON WATER
    • Translates as “Marcus of Waterford”

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Anjou
    • Angevin
  • Richard I (the Lionheart)
    • John as Lord of Ireland
      • Second Coinage (Dominus / Cross Potent Issue)
        • Waterford Mint
          • Moneyer: Marcus
  • Hammered

 


 

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